There will be an extra meeting of Balcombe Parish Council on Thursday 21 August at 6.15 pm in Bramble Hall to discuss four planning applications which are due in by the end of August. Please click on the link below to see the Agenda
A letter from Bolney Resources Ltd to the Department of Energy and Climate Control dated June 2011 has come to light through a Freedom of Information Request which states that Bolney Resources Ltd intended to hydraulically fracture in the Weald Basin. Cuadrilla Resources Ltd assigned its interest to Bolney Resources Ltd in April 2009. Balcombe Parish Council has been asked to publish this letter (below) but sought to clarify its authenticity before so doing. We have now had confirmation from Cuadrilla that this is a genuine letter and yesterday Cuadrilla sent an email issuing this statement (please click on the link).
Please click on the link below to view the Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting 29 May 2013 and the Draft Minutes from 15 May 2014
Mid Sussex District Council has taken up the Flood Support Scheme offered by the Government. £5,000 is available to homeowners and businesses that have been internally flooded between the 1st December 2103 and 31st March 2014. The Grant is available to help property owners and businesses implement flood resistance and/or resilience measures (over and above works paid for by insurance companies) to help minimise the impact of any future floods. Please note – the flooding of gardens, garages and outbuildings not critical to the running of your business cannot be claimed for. The MSDC website now contains all the information you should need to complete the Expression of Interest Form and submit it. If you have had to vacate your property a Council Tax rebate is available. West Sussex County Council are offering the services of JBA Consulting who can carry out a specialist flood survey of your property. The price for this survey (about £500 or less) would come out of any grant money you receive but the survey and results would provide you with independent advice. This advice would help to ensure that the correct resilience measures are installed at your property and it is recommended that you take up this option.
For further information and advice telephone 01444-477495 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
There is an information event on oil and gas extraction and exploration taking place at Pulborough Village Hall this Saturday 21 June.
Please click on the link below for more details.
We have received the following information from Network Rail regarding the footpath over the railway at Kemps Farm.
“I am writing to inform you that due to operational reasons Network Rail will be closing the Kemps Footpath Level Crossing to all pedestrians by 14 June 2014. It is our intention to improve the ‘permissive path’ that runs parallel to the road from opposite Kemps Farm up to the station; this will allow pedestrians to access the village via and alternative route. Suitable signage will be posted on the approach to the crossing informing pedestrians that the path is closed; it is our intentions to position this signage well in advance of the crossing to prevent pedestrians from having to cross what is a very busy road.
Network Rail are also planning to construct a footbridge over the railway at the site of the current level crossing. It is likely than construction will begin within 2 months and should be completed by January 2015.”